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Shug's 'The One-Set Mindset'


I wanted to comment on this Livespill, but it's a bit longer than will fit on there, so I am trying it here.

It seems to me like we could combine Thib's "don't waste your CNS energy" stuff with Mentzer/Jones/Darden; call it "Ramp to HIT".

Example: Squat

3 reps w/ just bar
3 reps w/ 25 lb plates
3 reps w/ 35 lb plate
3 reps w/ 45 lb plates
one minute rest between sets

Then, let's say your final set is w/ two 45 lb plates on each side; go for 10, 12, maybe even 15 reps. If you can't, add one rep at that weight per week. Once you can, then the next week, do the four 45's for 3, and add a 25 lb plate on each side for the HIT set. And so on (if applicable).

First set slow, increase speed just a little each set, until you are explosive on the final set.


I have no idea what you're talking about.

But one thing I have learned in the last few years, bodybuilding-wise... Whatever Shugart is advocating, do the opposite.



Dr. Suess bodybuilding?

1 set 2 set
3 set 4

Lots of dumb shit
Just squat


Making this into a shirt..


This is why i love reading your posts. Fucking Awesome!


You fucked my head making me read that. Wtf dude


I think I understand what you're saying. The only way to know if it'll work is to try it....


Lies brah, I seen your Indigo-3G log!!


So what you're saying is, ramp up the weight in a specific rep range until you reach a max weight, and then do as many reps as possible?
Hmmmm. Sounds familiar.


This is what I thought he was talking about. Let's assume I'm going to deadlift 495.

So I'd go...

Bar x 3
75 x 3
95 x 3
105 x 3
135 x 3
165 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
255 x 3
275 x 3
295 x 3
315 x 3
345 x 3
365 x 3
385 x 3
405 x 3
435 x 3
455 x 3
475 x 3
495 x ???

Sounds like a super good idea! It'll be like doing 2-a days. Your first workout can be your warm-up and your second workout can be your scheduled workout! Neat!!!


Yeah, but you see I've been around since 2008 and am a Level 4 and just started lifting yesterday, so I thought it'd be a good idea to try it!


Not happening


Count: Watch it now. Are you disparaging Dr. Seuss? I certainly hope not. Why bring the doc into such a silly thread?


The first time I repped 385x3 that's what I was doing, 25lb jumps after 225... fuck that lol. Jesus Christ that was stupid.


I LOLed so hard I think I may have popped a spoonfull out in my shorts.


hahahahahaha, awesome


Post of the Year.


Your avatar is incredible.


Lmao 21 set deadlifts! I actually used to do it similar aswel but with not so much weight DOH!


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